Kassel

Kassel

Sophie Calle

Fridericianum
Friedrichsplatz 18
April 8–May 21, 2000

Sophie Calle is a storyteller who insinuates herself into the lives of her (at times unwilling, at times unwitting) subjects; the frisson derives from her intense engagement. As each of her projects contextualizes the next, her work is best seen en masse. For this reason, curator Barbara Heinrich has brought together some sixteen pieces spanning Calle’s career, in the artist’s first major German museum outing. Obsession, fantasy, and documentary process mix in the work of an artist whose technique—a sort of heightened journalistic-poetic fandom—is a curious blend of French and American sensibilities. Apr. 8–May 21; Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, summer 2000.